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It can be challenging when you have a loved one that suffers from PTSD. It is a disorder that tends to interfere with their everyday life. Fortunately, there are some things that you can do to help. These are discussed below.

Understand PTSD

It is a good idea to read as much information on PTSD as you can. Understanding PTSD and how it works will help you to recognize the ways that your loved one is affected, and the ways that you can help.

To read more information on PTSD, you can view our pages on PTSD and getting help…


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It can be hard knowing that your loved one is suffering from depression. Especially when it is causing problems in their everyday life. Fortunately, there are some things that you can do to help. These are discussed below.

Understand depression

It is a good idea to read as much information about depression as you can. It is possible that your loved one does not even know that they are suffering from depression. Understanding depression and how it works will help you to recognize the signs that your loved one needs help.

To read more information on depression, you can view…


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OCD, which stands for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, is an anxiety disorder which affects many people, its main characteristics being obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours. A person with OCD may have repetitive, distressing thoughts and feelings and cope with these thoughts by completing ‘rituals’ they feel will stop their anxiety. Symptoms of OCD also include feelings of guilt and temporary relief after completing these ‘rituals’.

OCD is often wrongly assumed to be a disorder based upon cleanliness and tidiness. …


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The coronavirus pandemic brings about struggles and worries for everyone, whether that’s to do with health, work, finances or friends and family. In a lockdown, we’re forced to spend more time indoors and change our whole routines which inevitably has had an effect on our mental health. In fact, the likelihood of an adult experiencing depression has doubled (one in five) from what it was before the pandemic (one in ten).

Every day we make sure we are keeping ourselves physically healthy. We practise social distancing, wear our face masks, wash our hands regularly and work from home. Due to…


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It can be challenging when you have a loved one that suffers from OCD. Especially, when the OCD interferes with their everyday life. Fortunately, there are some things that you can do to help. These are discussed below.

Understand OCD

It is a good idea to read as much information on OCD as you can. Understanding OCD and how it works will help to recognize the ways that your loved one is affected, and the ways that you can help.

To read more information on OCD, you can view our pages on OCD and getting help for OCD.

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It can be challenging when you have a loved one that has been diagnosed with a conduct disorder. It is a disorder that affects the child’s behaviour, as well as others in the child’s life. Fortunately, there are some things that you can do to help. These are discussed below.

Understand conduct disorders

It is a good idea to read as much information about conduct disorders as you can. Understanding this disorder and what it means, can help you to recognize the ways that your loved one is affected and the ways that you can help.

To read more information…


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We all know that mental health problems can be treated through therapy and medication, but it is also important for you, the individual to look after yourself and there are things you can do to make living with a mental health problem easier. This blog post will outline some of the things you can do to help you if you are struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, more commonly known as PTSD, is an anxiety disorder which can arise after an individual has witnessed, or has been involved with distressing, traumatic and frightening events. These events may…


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It can be challenging when you have a loved one that has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Especially, since it is a condition that affects many areas of the person’s life. Fortunately, there are some things that you can do to help. These are discussed below.

Understand bipolar disorder

It is a good idea to read as much information about bipolar disorder as you can. Understanding this disorder and how it works will help you to recognize the signs that your loved one needs help.

To read more information on bipolar disorder, you can view our pages on bipolar disorder


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It can be challenging when you have a loved one that has been diagnosed with ASD. It is a condition that has no cure and that needs to be managed. There are some things that you can do to help support your loved one. These are discussed below.

Understand ASD

It is a good idea to read as much information about autism as you can. Understanding autism and what it means can help you to recognize the ways that your loved one is affected and the ways that you can help.

To read more information on autism, you can view…


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It can be challenging when you have a loved one that struggles with an eating disorder, such as anorexia nervosa. Especially, as it is a mental health disorder that also affects the person’s physical health. Fortunately, there are some things that you can do to help. These are discussed below.

Understand anorexia nervosa

It is a good idea to read as much information about anorexia as you can. Understanding anorexia and how it works can help you to recognize the ways that your loved one is affected and the ways you can help.

To read more information about anorexia, you…

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